The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency manages 14 national fortifications all over Norway. They welcome a total of 2.5 million visitors a year. Akershus Fortress is situated in the centre of Oslo, and with its beautiful green surroundings, it is a popular recreational area in the city.

The fortress has been at the centre of the nation's growth and development for 700 years, and it is now very popular as a culture arena. At the fortress, you can experience a unique historical environment and enjoy stimulating cultural experiences.

Opening hours

1 October - 30 April Main gates: 7.00 - 21.00 Side gates: daily from 7.00 to 18.00 1 May - 30 September Main gate: 6.00 - 21.00 Side gates: Monday-Friday 7.00 - 21.00. Side gates: Saturday-Sunday 8.00 - 21.00 The gate at Munk's Tower is closed in winter and opens again on 1 May.